Saturday 7 July 2007
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Acorn Antiques

Book, Music, Lyrics and Direction by Victoria Wood

Acorn Antiques returns to the stage following last year’s 16-week sold-out run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. The cast is to be announced later this year, but will see multi award-winning comedian and writer Victoria Wood making her stage directing debut.

Philharmonia

Acorn Antiques was first seen on BBC Television 21 years ago and has been a firm favourite with the nation ever since. A DVD of the Theatre Royal production starring the original TV cast of Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston is now available.

The show follows Miss Babs’ struggle to keep her antiques business open, as shop after shop in the High Street is forced out by faceless chains...can she afford to turn down the offer from The Guilty Bean (the world’s second biggest chain of coffee shops - “We’re second so we grind harder”) and if they do update the shop, can they still afford to employ Mrs Overall? And will Mr Clifford ever get his memory back, and remember who he’s engaged to? And most worryingly for the writer, will Mrs Overall be able to tap while holding the tray?